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"Confidence" (1909) is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
A young woman (Florence Lawrence) escapes from her troubled life in a bar to become a nurse. Two years later she is happily married when someone from her past recognizes her and starts a repeated blackmail for money. Her husband (Arthur Johnson) eventually finds out about her predicament and has a choice to make: either reject his wife or throw away the blackmailer.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date April 15, 1909
Country United States
Running time 12 m.
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